2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, MSC

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Master of Science in Communication Overview

The Master of Science in Communication curriculum is designed to enhance communication skills and managerial techniques through courses designed specifically for mid-level communication professionals and recent bachelor degree graduates. Classes are small, fostering discussion and interactivity.

This professional degree is structured to provide skills essential in marketing, public relations, digital media and strategic communications management. While initially designed to accommodate adult working students, with the increased demand for graduate professional degrees today, over half of our current students are attending our graduate programs as full-time students. International students attend our Master of Science Communication degree program from countries around the world.

Our focus on experiential learning integrates communication, marketing and public relations.  With an emphasis on practical application, students learn the leadership and communication skills essential for an immediate competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The fundamental learning themes in our Master of Science in Communication degree program center around strategy and planning, consumer behavior and insights, contents marketing, ethics and technological tools of the trade.  The Master of Science in Communications program provides students with the concepts and frameworks to leverage these highly sought after skills into a distinct advantage in the workplace. 

The School of Professional Studies offers Prior Learning Credit for up to two graduate level courses.  The Prior Learning Credit is awarded for both demonstrated learning and experience.  The Prior Learning Credit is offered to adult learners with three (3) or more years of work experience. Burden of proof for Prior Learning Credit is the responsibility of the student.  The Prior Learning Credit can be applied to a core or elective degree requirement.  Admitted SPS Grad Students eligible for Prior Learning Credit must work with their academic adviser from evaluation through final approval.  There is a minimum fee associated with each Prior Learning Credit.

Course of Study

The Master of Science in Communication requires five foundation courses and five electives. Students with less than three years’ professional work experience are strongly encouraged to take MSPC 3940 - Internship , as one of their electives.

Required Core Courses:


We offer many electives in the MSC program focused on the communication, marketing and public relations skills that are in high demand in the marketplace.

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